KADS marks centenary of women getting the vote by staging ‘Suffragettes!’
First regional performance of all-new production following its successful UK premiere
This April, KADS (Kineton Amateur Dramatic Society) is staging the first regional production of Paul King’s critically-acclaimed new play ‘Suffragettes!’ marking the centenary of women getting the vote.
‘Suffragettes! tells the story of the Pankhurst family and the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), which employed shocking tactics to be heard. Suitable for all ages, this large cast production combines drama, comedy and music hall ditties to tell the story of the suffrage movement and its struggle to secure the vote.
“Staging this play has been both enjoyable and a real eye-opener into the uphill battle the women faced and the tensions among the Pankhurst women who fundamentally disagreed on the tactics to be employed,” explains the play’s director Deborah Deeley. “Suffragettes! is both entertaining and educational, not least to see what our forebears went through to get us the vote.”
Performances will run on April 26th, 27th & 28th in Kineton Village Hall. The licensed bar will be open from 7pm and all profits from the nightly raffle will go to charity.
Tickets available from:
- Kineton Community Library, Kineton Village Hall. Open Mon & Weds 2 – 5pm & Sat 9.30 – 12 noon.
- Nifty Needle, Banbury St, Kineton.
- Call 01295 680487 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets update – Friday pre bookable tickets are sold out!!!! A small number will be available on the door on the night. Thursday and Saturday still have pre bookable availability but are selling fast!!